Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours cloudy straw in color with moderate notes of orange peel, coriander and hints of vanilla. Flavor has upfront citrus with coriander notes that lead into lemon/lime like notes and finishes with citrus and flowers.

18 IBU

Added by ktrillionaire on 05-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,479
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
348
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,479 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pours like a witbier should. Phenols, coriander, wheat, spices. I find these descriptors both in flavor and aroma. Body has a creamy aspect to it. It maintains a light weight on the tongue. Far from memorable, yet I was not unhappy with the sample.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

6-Pk of 12 ounce Cans - $9.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Florida Cracker, I tried to be closer to you, but you just kept pushing me away.

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Photo of bman13
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antman27
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DioS
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfish2942
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another offering from Cigar City and another great beer from the Mecca of craft brewers in F-L-A.

I really enjoyed this beer across the board - it was probably one of the most solid beers I have had in quite some time. Great Belgian cloudiness from the can, a good mixture of slight hints of citrus and wheat, and a mouthfeel that wasn't too carbonated if watery at the same time. Although not sessionable, I can easily go through four of these (which can make it sort of dangerous - it's a good thing I'm home to enjoy them...) :) Good job, Cigar City...

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Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has an aroma that shows off actual wheat malts very well. Coriander is also there, in a subdued manner - and so is orange peel, in an even more subdued manner. This is a delicate style that requires subtlety and nuance (instead of complexity) to hit the realm of greatness...and I'll say it has that light, deft balance just by going from the nose. Just like the nose suggested, this brings those three notes everyone expects from a witbier. Orange peel is a bit bolder compared to the nose, but there's still a nice finishing coriander flavor. Along side general wheat flavors, I'm also tasting some rudimentary saison characteristics like black pepper and sesame seed after a while. Still, the flavors are balanced very well, which is important for this style. My only real niggle is that it feels slightly bulky for a wit - sure, it's dry, but it also has a bit too much presence on the palate. Still, it's well carbonated and refreshing. I expected just another witbier, instead I got a nicely balanced, vaguely saison-esque brew that's every bit as easygoing as it should be.

3.67/5: This cracker is almost perfectly tailored for Florida weather

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Photo of matcris
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Murky lemon-yellow. 1 finger of foamy off white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a ring on top of the beer. Can't see the carbonation. Nice lacing left.
AROMA: Sweet and a little sour. Yeasty-bready wheat, orange, coriander as advertised.
TASTE: Nice and bready, lots of coriander on the finish. Bitterness is low. Slight pleasant sourness to this beer, but mild. A non descript fruitiness to it, maybe apricot and a little orange.
FEEL: Nice medium carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing beer but not too light in body. A little slick at first dries up in the finish just a little bit.
OVERALL: Quite a nice Belgian style white ale. Would be great on a hot day and still gives you some nice flavor.

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Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JSuperman
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shivtim
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,479 ratings.
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